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Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Mike Goodbar, Dec 4, 2001.
Can anyone tell me who is in Ray's current working trio?
I think his "A" group is Geoff Keyser (sp?) and some young drummer who looks about 19. I saw them a few years ago and they were absolutely killing. I saw him earlier this year with what i took to be his "B" group on a lower-profile gig. I can't remember the name of the sidemen off the top of my head, but I posted a thread on it down here in DB somewhere...I'm sure a search of thread titles with "Ray Brown" as the keyword would turn it up.
Yeah I saw a TV programme where they talked to Keyser about this.
I also remember that Ray Brown brought the trio over to the UK this year and he mentioned in interviews how he hated it when people called it a piano trio - to him it was a bass trio!
Keezer and Karim Riggins left the band a year or more ago. Currently it's Larry Fuller (p) and George Flutis (d).
Ray has another trio w/Russel Malone and Monty Alexander which should be doing some dates next year.
Right...THAT'S the group I saw in Indy this year, and while theye were good, they were nowhere NEAR as solid as Keezer and Riggins. Of course, that's kind of a high standard to live up to.